Noom Weight Loss Coach Review – Does It Work?

So the weekend rolls around after a long week of work, and you’re really looking forward to the events you have planned for the weekend. But then quickly Sunday comes, and you’re dreading the start of new work week. Does this sound familiar?

I mention this because, the week hasn’t even started and already you’re physiological beat down from what’s to come. This kind of mindset can cause you to form all sorts of poor habits when it comes to your diet and motivation to exercise.

Habits like sleeping late on a sunday night delaying the start of the work week. Therefore causing you to wake up late and not have time for breakfast. So when lunch rolls around, you load up on all the unhealthy foods you can think of.

When it comes to getting in shape, psychologically, you’re already behind the 8 ball. Which is why I am writing this Noom Weight Loss Coach Review. Getting in shape is all about breaking down barriers that are preventing from forming healthy habits.

So I want to break down and see if Noom Coaching can help give support to those that struggle with living a healthy lifestyle.

Noom Diet Review Summary

Product Name: Noom

Founder: Artem Petakov, Saeju Jeong

Product Type: Mobile Health Coaching

Price: Starts off as low as $32.50/month

Free Trial: Yes, for 14 Days

Best For: Those looking to lose weight

Summary: Then mental aspect of losing weight is just as important than the physical. So if you are someone that has struggled for many years with losing weight, it’s important to tackle the mental part that may be preventing you from getting results. With Noom, they can help you with this by providing you with a health coach to help guide you through the process. 

Rating: 93/100

Recommend: Yes

What Is Noom Coaching?

Noom is a wellness program that was designed by a team of doctors looking for healthy ways to help people get healthier. By creating a program that focuses on changing behaviors and helping you develop healthy habits that lasts for the long term.

Sometimes there are not only physical obstacles preventing you from taking over your health, but mental obstacles as well. That’s why it’s important to get professional guidance to help develop a plan for success. But let’s be honest, finding that help can get expensive.

This is what makes noom coaching so unique. By using advanced technology, you are getting a personal trainer, nutritionist and a community of support all at the touch of a button.

Noom coaching works as a course that allows you to receive daily lessons and makes sure you track things daily like food and exercise. Not only that, but you get access to a personal coach to make sure you are staying on track.

With your coach, you can discuss personal goals and obstacles that may occur, and find ways to effectively manage everything.

What makes this even more amazing, is this is all done in 16 weeks. But can be done longer is you so choose.

How Much Does Noom Cost

There are 3 different monthly plans that Noom offers. They have the 2-Month plan that is $49.50/month. They also have the 4-month plan (recommended) at $32.25/month, and the Monthly plan which is $59/month.

I’m a huge believer in that when it comes to lifestyle changes, it takes time for that change to happen. Unlike diet fads that say they can help you lose X amount of weight in 30 days. I’m pretty sure most people know that those claims are never realistic and unhealthy.

Noom claims to get you results within 16 weeks, which makes their 4 month package the most popular one.

For those that may be hesitant to try out the program, Noom does offer a 14-Day Free Trial to help get you started. So within those 14 days, there is no charge to you while you get a feel for the program.

What You Get With Your Noom Coaching Program

Fully Customized Plan

Unlimited Access To a Health Professional

24/7 Support

Award Winning Technology

When it comes to your health, being successful comes down to creating good habits. In order to create those habits, you need the right tools to help assist you through the process.

This means increasing your level of knowledge with articles that can provide you with things like healthy tips, recipes, and motivational messages to keep you engaged.


Fully Customized Plan

Poor habits is a big reason you may find yourself struggling with your overall health. So learning what your habits are, and how to overcome them is crucial. Backed by 8 years of research, you are given methods that are proven effective by several medical journals.


Unlimited Access To A Health Professional

Poor health habits can be more psychological than physical. So having a health professional giving you tips and advice to avoid temptations you may find yourself giving into.


24/7 Personal and Group Support

It’s rare that success is achieved alone, so having support is key to reaching your fitness goals. For the times you feel you can’t do it alone, you have your personal coach to give you the encouragement you need to get through it.


Award Winning Technology

When it comes to reaching your goals, having access wherever you go is necessary. So whether you have an iPhone or Android device, you can get access to all of the Noom features making sure you stay on track.



How Does Noom Work?

A Quick Overview:

  1. Sign up and set your goals
  2. Complete targeted activities with your personal coach
  3. Track and get expert guidance on your progress
  4. Keep the weight off and live a healthier life

Before receiving your customized plan, you will be asked a series of questions that helps Noom get to know you in terms of physical attributes. You will be asked questions like:

  • How much weight you want to lose
  • Actual Weight
  • Targeted weight
  • Height
  • Age
  • How healthy your current lifestyle is
  • If you have any medical issues

These are just some of the questions you can expect to be asked before your customized plan is calculated. It’s almost like going to your doctors before getting a physical exam.

Also keep in mind that your information is protected by HIPAA law, so it’s good to know that your information is protected.

Noom offers two different programs that are crucial to your success health wise. They offer a Healthy Weight program and a Diabetes Prevention Program. Two major issues that plague most people around the world.

Many people struggle to find ways to organize their lives in a way that benefits their health. So when looking at Noom’s Healthy Weight program. They seem to provide the structure that many people lack.

I also like that they empower participants to take control of their health through lifestyle intervention. By providing tools that promote healthy eating and physical activity which is crucial to overcoming everyday barriers one might face.

As for the Diabetes prevention program, the main goal is to reduce the risk of developing diabetes. By helping its members form healthy eating habits and daily activity.


How Does Noom Work?

A Quick Overview:

  1. Sign up and set your goals
  2. Complete targeted activities with your personal coach
  3. Track and get expert guidance on your progress
  4. Keep the weight off and live a healthier life

Before receiving your customized plan, you will be asked a series of questions that helps Noom get to know you in terms of physical attributes. You will be asked questions like:

  • How much weight you want to lose
  • Actual Weight
  • Targeted weight
  • Height
  • Age
  • How healthy your current lifestyle is
  • If you have any medical issues

These are just some of the questions you can expect to be asked before your customized plan is calculated. It’s almost like going to your doctors before getting a physical exam.

Also keep in mind that your information is protected by HIPAA law, so it’s good to know that your information is protected.

Noom offers two different programs that are crucial to your success health wise. They offer a Healthy Weight program and a Diabetes Prevention Program. Two major issues that plague most people around the world.

Many people struggle to find ways to organize their lives in a way that benefits their health. So when looking at Noom’s Healthy Weight program. They seem to provide the structure that many people lack.

I also like that they empower participants to take control of their health through lifestyle intervention. By providing tools that promote healthy eating and physical activity which is crucial to overcoming everyday barriers one might face.

As for the Diabetes prevention program, the main goal is to reduce the risk of developing diabetes. By helping its members form healthy eating habits and daily activity.


Is Noom Worth It?

Talking about health and fitness can be a very sensitive topic for a lot of people. You either have people that face the situation head on and do something about it, or you have people that avoid the whole thing all together.

A big reason why many avoid it is due to lack of confidence and hope.

So when it comes to talking about a program geared to better your health, I like to ask, what are some of the ways you plan on making important lifestyle changes? More than likely you’ve tried things like:

  • Personal trainers
  • Nutritionists
  • Psychologists
  • Diets
  • Different types of workouts

So you’ve tried all these things and found that it was either too expensive or they just flat out didn’t work. So maybe what’s holding you back is more psychological rather than physical.

And yes, this program may end up on that list of failed attempts. but health and fitness is all about finding what works for you, and if something makes sense to you, then isn’t your health worth it to try? I think it is.

So I hope you enjoyed this Noom Weight Loss Coach Review. If you or anyone you know has ever had experience with this program, please feel free to share below. It will help others in the decision making process.


Frequently Asked Questions (Noom Wiki)

Q: How do I know if the mayo clinic diet is right for me?

A: As we all know, there is no one size fits all solution to weight loss. Unlike fad diets, you will be learning what works and doesn’t work for your body to help you sustain healthy long term weight loss.

Q: With so many diets out there, why should I trust this one?

A:. The Mayo Clinic has been around for over a 100 years. Helping many people learn about living a healthier lifestyle. Also, the methods provided for you were created by experts who understand how weight loss really works.

Q: what is the difference between the lose it and live it phase?

A: During the first two weeks of the lose it phase, you will learn more about your eating habits. During this time you will learn how to break those poor eating habits and create better ones.

This is the time where you learn how to adjust and develop a level of awareness of the whole process.

The live it phase is more about losing weight in a healthy way until you’re able to reach your weight loss goals. There really is no time frame for this phase.

All you will be doing is using the tools and information provided for you to help you maintain a healthy weight.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 40 comments
Sharon Sweet - November 4, 2018

Does it cost to have a coach?

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    Ralph - November 4, 2018

    Hi Sharon! Noom’s app is free, but in order to get access to your personalized health coach and all of it’s other features, you do have to pay for the membership. They do have a 14 day free trial, so you can try it out before you decide to buy. Hope this helps answer your question.

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Linda Schuon - October 26, 2018

I am very interested in this program. I have one question: when you reach your weight loss goal, what happens? Do you have to pay to continue with the program with no need for weight loss?

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    Ralph - October 27, 2018

    Hi Linda. Depending on the subscription package you choose, once it is over, it will auto-renew unless you ask Noom to cancel. If you decide to cancel your subscription, just make sure to do it before it ends, or you will get charge again. I hope this answers your question, and thanks for commenting.

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Diana - October 8, 2018

Just went through the website to get an overview. I have multiple health issues (high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, cellulitus in the legs and feed, chronic bronchitis, and am on oxygen. All issues are being treated with meds. I desperately need to lose weight and was told I have sodium restrictions and eventually sugar restrictions. My activity levels are almost nill right now. I’m so tired of feeling crappy and I need to do something. Is this program something that can help?

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    Ralph - October 8, 2018

    I definitely believe Noom is a program that can help you. Just make sure to let your health coach know about your issues, and they will come up with a plan to make it all work for you. The main thing is to take your time and go at your own pace. Once you start developing better habits when it comes to your diet and exercise, you can push yourself a bit more. And your health coach will be their to help guide you through it all. Good luck on your journey:)

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Shannon - September 27, 2018

I’m a Type II Diabetic. I do not believe in artificial sweeteners and won’t use them. Is this a problem for this diet?

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    Ralph - September 28, 2018

    Unfortunately I can’t really answer that since I am not a doctor. But Noom does have a program designed for Diabetics. When creating an account, they will have you answer a series of questions in regards to your daily habits.

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Angel - September 18, 2018

I would like to know if the diabetes program is geared to losing weight also. And, what happens after the 4-month enrollment period? Weight Watchers has a Maintenance program once you’ve reached your ideal weight loss. What do you offer?

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    Ralph - September 28, 2018

    Noom does have a weight loss program for those that are diabetic. These are questions they will ask you during the questionnaire. They will then design a program based on your answers and assign you a coach. Once you’re 4 months is up, unfortunately you will no longer be a member and will not have access to their services. And if i’m not mistaken, Weight Watchers is pretty much the same except you have free access to group sessions. You still have to be the paid member to get access to their coaching.

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Judy B. - September 14, 2018

I’m leaning toward trying Noom but still have a few questions.
1) The comments I’ve read say you must use your smart phone but I would like to use my tablet (which has internet access but not phone service) as well as my phone, mostly because I find it easier to enter information and read on my tablet. I don’t have access to my table throughout the day so I would use my phone to enter and access throughout the day. Both allow apps so is this possible?
2) I want a program that helps me plan all my meals as well as help prepare a grocery list and perhaps set it up to prep once or twice a week. I’m also looking into Lean Box which prepares meals and I’m hoping I could combine the two as I don’t have a whole lot of time to cook (plus I really don’t like to cook). Is this something you do in this program?
3) Does this program use the Mayo Clinic diet?

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    Ralph - September 15, 2018

    HI Judy! You can use either the tablet or you phone so you should have little issue with that. Noom doesn’t prepare meals for you, but makes suggestions on which food items will fit your calorie budget. So using Lean Box along with Noom could definitely work for you if you’re trying to save time from cooking.

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      Eileen - October 4, 2018

      I had problems syncing between iPhone & iPad, though it should have worked—I had to uninstall & reinstall the app. to fix it, and only use iPhone. Your very specific needs make me think you should probably just look elsewhere because it sounds like you will be disappointed. That said, I like the app & program and am so far pleased with it and results.

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        Ralph - October 5, 2018

        Sorry to hear you’ve been having problems syncing everything together Eileen, but I’m very glad to hear you are enjoying the program and getting results!

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Pauline Potter - August 13, 2018

I just went through the questionnaire and sign up process for the 14 day trial. Just after I entered my credit card information the site disappeared. Am I signed up or not and how do I find out?

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    Ralph - August 13, 2018

    Hi Pauline. That’s really weird the site disappearing like that. I apologize for you going through this inconvenience. Have you received an email regarding your account? You can also try logging into the app with your login information. If anything, give Noom a call and ask if your information has been processed. Please let me know how it goes. Again, sorry for the inconvenience.

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Beverly - June 30, 2018

Does this have to be on the phone only?

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    Ralph - July 2, 2018

    Hi Beverly! Yes everything is pretty much done through the phone. Once you download the Noom app, you will have access to everything you need.

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Lisa - June 21, 2018

I have gluten intolerance and IBS so have to be careful with what I eat. Will this diet work for me?

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    Ralph - June 22, 2018

    Hi Lisa. I am not a doctor so I wouldn’t be able to advise if a diet will work for you or not. So I would definitely speak to a medical professional to help answer your question. What I can say is that Noom allows you the option to choose the foods you want to eat. So you can avoid food items that may cause you to have IBS. I hope this helps and thanks for commenting.

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Pam - January 9, 2018

Wow, thanks for doing this review, I actually have never heard of NOOM but it sounds like I definitely need to check it out. Do you have to pick a plan up front or do you get to do the free trial and then pick which plan you want? Do they include meal plans also?

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    Ralph - January 9, 2018

    Hi Pam! There is a 14 day trial to see if it is something that will work for you.

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AlecMoore - January 8, 2018

Noom sounds pretty great, I find myself going to fitness several times making great progress for a couple years, then stop, but jump from program to program, so I usually stick to my own routine,how is Noom for be able to stick to it? I do like the group support, I go with programs that don’t have any support. Having support is great for progress.

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    Ralph - January 9, 2018

    Hey Alec. I think the key thing that helps those struggling to stick to a fitness routine is that you get a personal coach. Having someone holding you accountable is key to the long term success. Thanks for commenting.

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Reyhana - January 7, 2018

Losing harmful weight and maintaining a healthy one is a lifestyle change. And you are right when you say that it all starts with psychology. It has a huge impact on our way of thinking and acting.

Thanks so much for this review. I have been struggling with my weight since my arm injury and even now, I cannot do any kind of exercise that will put weight on my arm so I have to turn to healthy food and just do a lot of walking and aerobics. This app will be a great addition to eating wholesomely and keeping track of of my activities. And to say that the small price tag also includes a trainer? That’s amazing! I will give it a shot. Can’t say no to the 14-day trial at least. That’s enough time to see a small result.

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    Ralph - January 7, 2018

    I agree Reyhana. Please feel free to stop by and let me know how it goes. I’m confident you’ll get the results you’re looking for.

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Adam Anderson - January 6, 2018

Noom is something that I have been looking at for a while and I have yet to come across an in depth and clear review, until now!
Thanks a lot for the great information it is exactly what I am looking for. It really is great the way technology is progressing our physical and mental health.
Thanks
Adam 🙂

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    Ralph - January 6, 2018

    I’m glad you found this article helpful Adam. More and more technology is becoming a tool used to help improve our health, but we still have to put in the effort. Thanks for commenting.

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cristina - January 5, 2018

Hello, there:) very interesting and informative post. I have to say that I already subscribed to the free trial. I think we need a push to keep a programme for our healthy diet.We are always too busy and …I think and I hope this will help me.
I don’t need to lose many kg but i want to get rid of bad habits:)
Thanks for sharing:) Was a great read.
Cristina

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    Ralph - January 5, 2018

    I’m really glad you enjoyed the article Cristina. Being a certified personal trainer myself, I know how helpful having a professional can be for those that struggle with living a healthier lifestyle. The problem is, that getting professional help can be really expensive. What I like most about this program is that you can get that professional help at a fraction of the cost compared to personal trainers and nutritionists.

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Robby - October 26, 2017

Hey there, great article. I thought it was very informative and learned a few things, as I am a fitness junkie myself. I would definitely try the program, maybe for two months as everyone is at a different fitness and health level. I can’t stress enough that paying for a service like Noom’s or any other health and fitness related, is an investment in yourself. I also think that having a structure program along with a community of others going thru the program along side you is golden right there. To change your body, habits, and the way you think, takes time and sometimes we need someone to hold our hand along the way. Thank you for this.

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    Ralph - October 27, 2017

    Hi Robby. Yea It would be nice if everyone had the will power and knowledge necessary to improve their health, but sometimes it does take that extra hand to help you reach your fitness goals. And with so many diet fads out their claiming to get you results, many of them are unhealthy for you. So it’s good to read about programs out their geared towards helping you get results in a healthy way. Thanks for your comment.

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Marco SJ - October 26, 2017

I think the main idea / concept of Noom is the right way to lose weight.

Well, I’m assuming that I understood the main idea / concept correctly. To me, by ‘changing behaviour’, that means ‘changing lifestyle’.

Why I think it’s the right way? Because this is how I lost weight (~40lbs). It was not easy and I almost gave up after the 1st month. But I perservered and reached the 40lbs mark after approximately 8 months.

I will admit though, I’ve kinda gone back to my old behaviour, partly because my priorities have changed.

I don’t think anyone needs to pay to learn how to change their behaviour in order to lose weight. But I guess, knowing that your paying may ‘motivate’ you to be more serious.

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    Ralph - October 26, 2017

    Hey Marco, behaviour is definitely a big factor in how we manage our health. Things like sleeping late may cause you to not eat breakfast, which will then cause you to have a big unhealthy lunch. So these are behaviours we have to be aware of when trying to better our health. Also, in regards to your comment about not needing to pay to learn how to change behaviour, I somewhat disagree. As a personal trainer, there are many people that are just unaware of what it takes to lead a healthy life. This is why professions like doctors, personal trainers, nutritionist are so important in the health industry. I appreciate your comment though.

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Matt's Mom - October 25, 2017

I am actually really interested in Noom. I think putting all your information in may be tedious, but then the coach has a total picture. For me, I like this better than actually meeting someone face-to-face and having to tell them all this information. This makes it a little more easy for me to just spill it all, be totally honest and have a better success at it. How long does the free trial last?

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    Ralph - October 26, 2017

    I agree.  Noom makes the process of sharing your information very easy. Which allows you to get started on your program right away. Even though it may be a bit tedious, I agree, getting the whole picture is a great way to see where you are in terms of your health.

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JeffWA - October 25, 2017

Hi, Ralph. The weight loss program that you reviewed in your article appears to be so much better at helping an overweight person changing his/her body frame, (losing needed weight) compared to some of these fad diet programs shilled on the Internet, television and other forms of media that in reality accomplish very little for people in need.

The problem with so many of these inferior programs is that they just concentrate solely on what a person needs to eat daily. That is all fine and good, but if the individual is not trained to have a different mindset regarding his/her relationship to food, the need to become more active physically, and having a more positive outlook on his own being, than months later having reached a weight goal and coming off of the “diet” that person would end up putting the pounds back on.

I love the fact that Noom also has a program for people who are diabetic in addition to the one designed around weight loss. There are so many people in the U.S. alone who are diabetic to the point where in an obese state their mortality rates are heightened as these individuals truly lack the education on how to change what they eat nutritionally.

The membership fees that you mentioned for a person to get involved with this program is quite reasonable monetarily. As to possibly providing too much info for a person to learn in this program, I always believe that being presented a lot of info is better than receiving nothing at all.

The one other con you mentioned, people spending too much time with the site’s chat room I just view as members having the need to exercise a bit of discipline regarding what they do conversing with other. It could be controlled just as a person taking ownership of his/her eating habits.

This program has a great deal of legitimacy to it considering everything that would be offered to the individual who decides to become a member.

Jeff

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    Ralph - October 26, 2017

    Hi Jeff,

    I agree that Noom offers a lot of tools to help anyone with their weight loss. They do a great job at helping participants break down the mental barriers that can stop someone from reaching their goals. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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Darmendra - October 25, 2017

Hi,
I have to say that I never heard of this program, but after reading your review, it seems like an honest program that can bring excellent results, of course, if the person is committed. I think I would like to try it since after my pregnancy I gain a few pounds, but I just have doubt, can anybody follow the program from anywhere in the world?

Thanks.

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    Ralph - October 26, 2017

    Hi Darmendra,

    I can definitely understand you having doubt, especially since losing weight can be such a difficult task. But a big reason why people fail at losing weight is due to letting that doubt control their chance at success. What I like about Noom Coaching is that their is a wealth of support to help you on those days you feel doubt. Being that everything is controlled from an app on your phone, you can pretty much bring it with you anywhere in the world.

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